Medical Malpractice at Parkland Memorial Hospital Part I

Parkland Memorial Hospital is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. It allows residents to perform entire procedures with or without the supervision of attending physicians. According to their own patient safety officer, Dr. Angelique Ramirez, "[they] harm two patients a day in a significant way." These medical malpractice events lead to "prolongation of hospital stay, need for ICU care, permanent harm, or death." It is not unusual at Parkland for residents and even med students to make diagnoses and provide key care for patients. These students may or may not be doing so under the … [Read more...]